What’s the True Meaning Behind Roman Stańczak’s “Flight”? Meeting after the screening of FLIGHT

Saturday, May 21 | 3:30 p.m. | Kinoteka 3

What’s the True Meaning Behind Roman Stańczak’s “Flight”?

after the screening of FLIGHT, dir. Anna Zakrzewska, Łukasz Ronduda 

Partner: Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw

No exhibition in the Polish Pavilion had been discussed more widely than the one in 2019. What is the true meaning of "Flight" by legendary performer and sculptor Roman Stańczak, a sculpture which Poles consider a direct reference to the Smoleńsk catastrophe? Stańczak, the most uncompromising voice of his generation, would scalp furniture, tie himself up with cables, or turn a kettle inside out... Łukasz Mojsak will join us to discuss the meaning of Roman Stańczak's works, rooted in the famous Kowalnia (Grzegorz Kowalski's studio at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts) and serving as a significant point of reference for such graduates of the studio as Paweł Althamer, Katarzyna Kozyra, and Artur Żmijewski.
Łukasz Mojsak - graduate of the Institute of Art History at the University of Warsaw as well as Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths, University of London. In addition to curating exhibitions and film screenings, Mojsak writes articles about contemporary art and film. He co-curated Roman Stańczak's exhibition "Flight" at the Polish Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale.